People.com reported this week that Dr. Michael Kamrava will lose his license to practice medicine on July 1, according to California’s Medical Board. Kamrava is the Beverly Hills physician who implanted 12 embryos in Nadya Suleman, who became known as “Octomom,” for the eight babies she gave birth to as a result of the procedure.
According to the Los Angeles Times, the medical board’s panel “ruled that Dr. Michael Kamrava ‘did not exercise sound judgment’ in the transfer of 12 embryos to Suleman,” and was called “grossly negligent” in his treatment of Suleman and two other patients. The Times published the board’s decision in full here.
Kamrava’s lawyer argued that Suleman could have terminated “an excessive number of fetuses,” the Times said, and that the publicity brought by the “Octomom” case was a deterrent to Kamrava.
What do you think about the California medical board’s decision – was the board right to revoke Dr. Kamrava’s license, or was it extreme?